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  1. Where was the first organized golf club in America?

  2. True or False – West Virginia was the third state to have a sales tax.

  3. Outdoor advertising had its start in Wheeling in 1908 and said what?

  4. True or False – West Virginia is the only state to be designated by presidential proclamation.

  5. The first Mother’s Day was held where and when?

  6. Alexander Campbell started what church in Bethany, W.Va.?

  7. John Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications and Discovery Channel, was born where in West Virginia?

  8. Name the television star born and raised in Morgantown who starred in “Dark Shadows” and “Falcon Crest."
  9. What Confederate General was born in Clarksburg and his boyhood home became the first State 4-H Club Camp in the United States?
  10. What Olympic gymnastics gold medalist was born in Fairmont, W.Va.?

  11. What West Virginian was the model for the National Basketball Association (NBA) logo?

  12. This author of “The Good Earth” was born on her grandparents’ farm in Pocahontas County.

  13. This author was born in Coalwood, W.Va., and his first novel inspired the movie “October Sky.”

  14. What was the date of the plane crash that killed 75 people, including members of the Marshall University football team?

  15. Who captured the armory in Harpers Ferry in 1859 and was tried and convicted of treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia?

  16. The West Virginia State Fair is held in what month and where every year?

  17. What is the state fish?

  18. What is the state insect?

  19. What are the official state colors of West Virginia?

  20. Name two of the four Washingtonian homes located in Jefferson County.

  21. The first land battle of the Civil War was fought where?

  22. This town was established by the federal government and selected in 1914 to be the world’s largest gun powder plant.

  23. Name two rail trails in West Virginia.

  24. What city in West Virginia has a “mine” of its own?

  25. Who was the 29th governor of West Virginia?







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